Central Kansas District to hold wheat tour May 24
The K-State Research & Extension-Central Kansas District will have tours of three wheat variety plots in Saline County on May 24.
The first tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. near Gypsum, Kan., at the plots on Karber Farms, located a half mile south of Gypsum at the intersection of Tinkler Road and Gypsum Valley Road. The plot features 13 wheat varieties no-till seeded into corn residue.
The second tour will begin at 11 a.m. near Mentor, Kan., at the plots on the Vaughn Isaacson and Sons farm, located just south of the Old Highway 81/Mentor Road intersection.
The plot features 20 wheat varieties planted conventional tillage after wheat. A complimentary meal will be served following the tour, courtesy of Phillips Seed Farms, Inc.
The third tour will begin at 2 p.m. near Solomon, Kan., at the Tom, Pat, and Luke Ryan Farm, located 3 miles west of Solomon on Old Highway 40, 2 miles south on Gypsum Valley Road and a half mile west on Stimmel Road. The plot features 16 wheat varieties planted conventional tillage after wheat.
K-State Research & Extension agronomist Stu Duncan will discuss variety selection and the agronomic strengths and weakness of the varieties in the plots. Erick DeWolf, Extension plant pathologist, will discuss wheat diseases in the 2013 wheat crop.
For more information, contact Tom Maxwell, District Extension agent at the CKD3-Salina office at 785-309-5850. All wheat growers and other interested persons are encouraged to attend the public tours.